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Dabster
01-30-13, 17:47
Can anyone recommend a training facility in this area (pistol, rifle)? There are a couple run out of the larger gun stores but one has too many posers snd the other, based on a $100 first aid class that I took, seems a little lacking in substance.

Thanks,

GlockWRX
01-30-13, 19:24
Send a PM or email to member Scimitar2. He is an Okanogan county Deputy who host training classes at their facility in Okanogan. It's a great facility and has hosted Larry Vickers, Red Back 1, Bennie Coolie, LMS Defense, and others.

You can also look at LMS Defense. They just opened a new facility in Idaho.

Dabster
01-31-13, 00:23
Thank you.

RyanB
01-31-13, 00:39
Scimitar, whoever he brings in and LMS are good to go.

LowandLeft
02-02-13, 21:22
Awesome! I've had the same question recently. Thanks for the contact!

brut4c
07-12-13, 21:46
mountainguerrilla.wordpress dot com

Scimitar2
09-26-13, 19:40
Sorry to those of you that sent me a PM that I did not get back to in a timely manner. Life has been a bit crazy this year and I have not been checking in here much. Just in the last 48 hours, I announced that Larry Vickers is coming out in the spring of 2014 and I am working with LMS and others to set some good things up for next year.

Those that have been out here for training know that we have a great facility and that I do not bring out BS training. It is a bit of a drive to get out here, but after hosting classes for literally hundreds of students from out of the area (including guys and gals coming in from from ID, OR, CA, NV, CO, MI and other states to train), I have never had someone tell me it was not worth it. I have reduced rates arraigned at local hotels for students coming in, catered meals available at the range and other things in place to make for a better training environment.

Our range in constantly being improved (this year we have put in a mat room and indoor non-ballistic shoot-house) and has very few restrictions. We can blow demo and shoot full auto until 3 am if we want. We have moving targets, turning targets, pop-up pistol pneumatic targets, rifle rated steel and the full support of the Sheriff to support the training the best we can. This is something that allows instructors to bring their entire bag of tricks and unfortunately is getting to be a rare thing (at least in this state) as the population grows up around ranges and range-nazi's start taking over.

If there are any questions, or you would like to be added to my training list for first notification of any classes I am offering, shoot me an email at-

swolak@co.okanogan.wa.us

and I will get back to you ASAP.

I look forward to having you guys out here.

Shoot straight and stay safe!

Stefan

Tzintzuntzan
10-12-13, 20:31
Thanks Scimitar, email inbound.

Scimitar2
10-12-13, 20:54
Thanks Scimitar, PM inbound.

None recieved. It may be working it's way through the system still though...

Tzintzuntzan
10-12-13, 20:58
Sorry I meant to say email but I must have had a brain fart.

Scimitar2
10-12-13, 21:00
No worries. I am off work until Tues. I will get back to you then. See you on the range!!!

Tzintzuntzan
10-12-13, 21:04
Hope so, I was meaning to go to the Redback PDX classes but things came up. I'll do my best not to slow everyone down :)

GlockWRX
07-17-14, 10:29
Just a heads up: LMS Defense will be putting on a couple of courses in Okanogan at the end of September. Check out the LMS website (http://www.lmsdefense.com/schedule.html) for info on the classes and/or contact Stefan (reference post 7 in this thread) for more details.

LMS puts on a great class, and the Okanogan Sheriffs Office are stellar hosts.

CT45
07-17-14, 10:41
Magpul classes are in Yakima area http://www.magpuldynamics.com/schedule.html

Caylen Wojcik during my SPR class
http://vuurwapenblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/caylen1.jpg

WickedWillis
07-17-14, 12:14
For any guys that wouldn't mind driving to beautiful North Idaho, we do have a fairly decent trainer up here (from word of mouth); Ed at http://www.centertargetsports.com/

I haven't yet attended any of Ed's training classes, but myself and another member here plan to get our feet wet with his handgun 2 class to see how good it is/he is. Ed came into my work last winter and I got the chance to pick his brain. He said he was flying back east to train a Sniper unit in New York, I think. Guy seems genuine, but I have not verified his credentials. I have exchanged emails with the Okanagon gentleman before, but I could not afford the class at the time.

Scimitar2
08-20-14, 05:05
For anyone that is interested, I have LMS Defense coming out for a two day carbine class Sep 27-28. It is shaping up to be a good class where we will do some low/no light white light work and are looking at doing some NVG work as well. In addition, there will be some medical blocks mixed in a some bonus modules. Let me know if there are any questions, or if you would like to get placed on my training contact list. The best way to get a hold of me is through my department email at swolak@co.okanogan.wa.us

Registration for this class is being handled through-

http://www.lmsdefense.com/index.html

I hope to see some of the M4carbine folks out on the range!

Stefan

bighawk
08-26-14, 23:48
Anybody else here headed to the Sept 27-28 Class??

dogman1911
09-06-14, 09:30
Stefan, your email addy listed above is kicking back. I live in north ID and would like to get on your class announcement list.

Scimitar2
09-06-14, 09:43
Stefan, your email addy listed above is kicking back. I live in north ID and would like to get on your class announcement list.

I guess it helps if I type the email address out correctly... Try hitting it again with the correct spelling, or you can shoot me a PM and I will add you to the list. I hope to see you out on the range sometime!

Scimitar2
09-06-14, 09:44
Stefan, your email addy listed above is kicking back. I live in north ID and would like to get on your class announcement list.

I guess it helps if I type the email address out correctly... Try hitting it again with the correct spelling, or you can shoot me a PM and I will add you to the list. I hope to see you out on the range sometime!

dogman1911
09-06-14, 09:50
I shot you another email...appreciate it.

Scimitar2
09-06-14, 10:13
I shot you another email...appreciate it.

Good to go. I will respond to it when I get back to the office tonight.

GlockWRX
10-17-14, 19:45
For anyone that is interested, I have LMS Defense coming out for a two day carbine class Sep 27-28. It is shaping up to be a good class where we will do some low/no light white light work and are looking at doing some NVG work as well. In addition, there will be some medical blocks mixed in a some bonus modules. Let me know if there are any questions, or if you would like to get placed on my training contact list. The best way to get a hold of me is through my department email at swolak@co.okanogan.wa.us

Registration for this class is being handled through-

http://www.lmsdefense.com/index.html

I hope to see some of the M4carbine folks out on the range!

Stefan

Just created an AAR thread for this class in the Misc Training Forum. See it here (https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?159644-AAR-LMS-Pistol-Clinic-and-Carbine-1-Sep-26-28-2014-Okanogan-WA&p=2009648#post2009648).

The full version at my blog (http://www.blackfinmp.com/blog/).

Another great class at a great facility. It may be a bit of drive for us wet siders, but it's worth it.

Pesty0311
06-28-19, 01:53
Wanted to bump this thread and see if any courses were in the works for '19. Just moved up to Northern Idaho and would like to take a class or three.

wichaka
05-23-20, 03:42
cerberus-training.com

Goldendale Wa

Furbyballer
07-08-20, 08:38
Chuck Pressburg at Press Check consulting and Bill Rapier of AMTAC Shooting are both in the northern Idaho area now. Definitely check both of these guys out.